A Church Near You Privacy Policy

This pages explains what information might be gathered about you when you visit A Church Near You it also contain information about what will be done with information submitted to the site.

What is collected and stored: We only collect data volunteered by users that register on the site or submit content through forms. Certain data is created automatically when you interact with the site.

What is done with the information: We only use the personal information you provide voluntarily to send information and services that you have requested. e.g. When you register you must provide an email address.

Contact information displayed on venue pages is published on the understanding that you have the agreement of the individual whose information is displayed to submit it for public view.

E-mail addresses submitted as contact information are never revealed to the end user.

Data Feeds
limited data feeds are made available to carefully selected third party sites such as the Church of England website, Smartphone apps, diocesan websites, Google Local, Guides4Brides. No personal information is included and you can control whether to allow your church information to be included via your control panel.

Email Content: Spam prevention : The content of email messages that pass through our systems are stored and may be monitored. This is to facilitate communication between visitors and parishes and for the purposes of combating spam. We limit users to no more than 5 messages per day. Users may be are required to pass a Captcha security test before sending email.

Security: We will take all reasonable steps to prevent personal data being extracted by third parties. All personal data is held in secure parts of the site although some (e.g. message board profiles) may be publicly accessible. We will not sell or rent your email address or personal data to any third party and would only disclose personal information if required to by UK law.

Server Logs: We may analyze visitors' use of the site by tracking information such as page views, traffic flow, search terms, and click through. We use this information to improve the site. We reserve the right to make this anonymous traffic and demographic information available in aggregate form but do not share any information which can identify an individual user.

We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Cookies: A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer's hard drive through your web browser when you visit the site. Cookies enable the system to recognize your computer, so that you can receive a personalized response. You can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies or to block cookies. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use certain site features or functions.

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Social sharing servcies such as Facebook, ShareThis Twitter, and sites that are used to embed media such as Youtube may set additional cookies.

External Links and Services: This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other web sites and a hyperlink on this site does not represent an endorsement of any kind.

Opting Out: No registration is required to use the site as a source of information. Editors must register to maintain church entries. If you no longer require your account please follow the instructions to remove any entries you edit and then you can delete your account.